The Smithsonian Libraries is home to millions of items so the folks there spend a lot of time sorting and cataloging all sorts of things. One new online resource created by the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives is a new Genealogy Research Guide.
The guide is a simple list of online web sites that contain a lot of genealogy records online. While it may be “simple,” it is also extensive. The list includes such web sites as:
- Adoption Resources for Discovering Your Birth Family
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), Genealogy Timelines: Find the Gaps in Your Research!, Trace Indian Ancestry,
- Bibliography of Books Related to Genealogical Research and Technology Available in ALIC (Archives Library and Information Center of the National Archives): Compiled by staff at the National Archives. Identifies resources related to genealogy and technology. The list provides an overview of publications that are likely available at local and other libraries.
- Biography and Genealogy Master Index (an international database of more than 20 million biographical citations on more than 6 million persons, living and deceased, spanning 2,000 years of recorded history).
- and many more…
I bet you haven’t yet checked out ALL of these resources! This is a web site you should add to your list of bookmarks.
The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives’ Genealogy Research Guide may be found at: https://library.si.edu/research/genealogy.